David Stubbs, CEO of SSGC and Demelza Staples, managing director of SSGC

WLTS, a rapidly-growing technology-enhanced recruitment company, has announced its signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, formally pledging its commitment to the fair treatment for those who serve, or have served, in the UK armed forces.

The covenant supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families and ensures they are treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.

WLTS has signed the covenant to reinforce its commitment to the armed forces community, which extends from its sister company and fellow signatory SSGC, an award-winning specialist security provider.

Since its launch in April this year, WLTS has already provided access to nationwide job vacancies for service leavers, veterans and their families, enabling them to forge rewarding new career paths in the security industry and beyond.

David Stubbs, CEO of WLTS Ltd and a former military officer himself said: “The signing of the covenant is an important step that formalises our commitment to helping the military community utilise their transferable skills and competencies in an effective way, regardless of trauma or disability they may have sustained post-service.

“Our leadership is primarily made up of veterans and we recognise the value that ex-service personnel can bring to any business.

“We are strongly committed to providing them with a supportive environment throughout their career and are proud to employ and actively support staff who have served in the armed forces.”

WLTS was launched at time when the UK economy was beginning its recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

Managing director Demelza Staples added: “The business can really help HR professionals in all industries get hold of a wide range of staff, including veterans across the country.

“The military community is known to have an excellent set of professional values and skills that are easily transferable to various other industries including hospitality and beyond and, with WLTS, we can easily place them in new roles that can kickstart their new careers.

“The signing of the AFC is a no-brainer and really bolsters our commitment to help this community embrace their professionalism in life after service.”

Using state-of-the-art and bespoke recruitment and labour management software, WLTS is ideally placed to rapidly deploy personnel to a wide range of sectors.

Within just a few weeks of launching, the business secured a £40 million contract to provide personnel to Comensura, a market leader in managing supplies of temporary, permanent and contract labour.

WLTS was at the frontline to help deliver testing services through the pandemic, deploying more than 2,500 staff nationwide. Today it has more than 20,000 applicants within its recruitment pipeline.